Monday, December 31, 2007

Capacity reduction at Czech Unipetrol's ethylene unit for another five mont...

Czech refiner Unipetrol has estimated a period of five months for a temporary reduction in capacity at its ethylene unit. A repaired coldbox will be installed in the unit in May 2008 during a 14-day shutdown. The financial impact of the reduction has not been specified. Production of benzene at the unit is currently at less than 80% of annual capacity of 210,000 tons, ethylene production has been stabilised at 512,000 tpa.

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